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November 19, 1904

Health, Strength and Power.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(21):1564. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500210054022

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This very readable book discusses the universal need for exercise, how and where it should be taken, what kinds are best for all ages and ends with a complete system of fully illustrated movements for individual use without apparatus. They will not particularly interest the athlete or the one who already has access to means of exercise; to one of sedentary habits they are to be recommended. The author's competency to speak on the subject leaves nothing to be desired. He adds excellent advice as to bathing and food. Although an enthusiastic advocate of athletic sports for women, he cautions that their standards should be carefully maintained far below those of men and highly competitive matches avoided. The latter, he says, develop women away from some of their most desirable feminine qualities. In speaking of golf as a valuable sport for women he refers to its power in making the

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